In the late 1980’s my then new client, Caroline Hirsch, was looking to purchase land on which to build a new Shingle Style home; she made a very wise decision to purchase 5 acres of property that fronts both the Atlantic Ocean, and Mecox Bay…
When the stars align magic can happen!
I was hired by Caroline Hirsch, to work with her and her architect Francis Fleetwood on a new Shingle Style home on a five acre parcel situated on the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay – a site beyond compare….
I have had a long love affair with Shelter Island – a place that many people in New York have never heard of; a place some have heard of, but they aren’t sure where it is; a place some have driven through. An even smaller number have been and stayed there! It’s an island between the North and South Fork of Eastern Long Island where time, in many ways, has stood still; for me it is like the Midwest meets New England: It is a very special place.
While it is necessary to take a short ferry to get to the island from either Greenport or North Haven, there are treasures to be found.
I think it is worth the trip, and so apparently does HC&G!
When I went looking for an apartment in Brooklyn Heights a couple of years ago I did not have a terrace on my wish list; the apartment I found had a large terrace, however it was junky and rather sad…
PARADISE ? !
I really enjoy projects that involve construction.
From the very beginning of my career a significant amount of my work has involved alterations, major renovations, or entirely new construction. I find the process, the opportunities, and the challenges invigorating!
In the case of a new loft near Lincoln Center I was able to see the apartment before the developer was finished with construction: I saw the many errors of their ways (plans & details) and their missed opportunities. I encouraged my new clients to ask the developers to stop the construction and purchase the apartment ‘as-is’.
This stealth move prevented wasted time having the developer build-out what we knew we didn’t want, and then remove it before we could start with our plans…
You may remember a
blog post I wrote a few weeks ago about the refinishing of the floors in my new very old house in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
The work is finished, and I am thrilled with the results…